Seminar

AMERICAN MADE MOVEMENT: IT MATTERS

AMERICAN MADE MOVEMENT: IT MATTERS
SOURCING AT MAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 3:30pm

As the consumer movement for locally-made goods grows, innovative players are reworking industry boundaries to develop and manufacture goods in the U.S. This panel will discuss the challenges, key learnings, and successes of those leading the Made in America movement.

MODERATOR: 

  • Dr. Nancy Cassill, Professor of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management, North Carolina State University

 

SPEAKERS: 

THE NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (NSRA) PRESENTS: RETAIL BUYING STRATEGIES

THE NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (NSRA) PRESENTS: RETAIL BUYING STRATEGIES
FN PLATFORM
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

In this panel discussion, attendees will gain valuable insight from their peers on buying strategies for the independent footwear retailer, how to assess new and emerging brands, financial metrics all footwear buyers should know and more. Panelists will also be answering audience questions in this interactive session.

MODERATOR:

  • Paul Erickson, Senior Vice President, RMSA

SPEAKERS:

TECHNOLOGY IS MAKING SHOPPING FUN AGAIN! TRENDS IN SOURCING, PRODUCTION, AND RETAILING

TECHNOLOGY IS MAKING SHOPPING FUN AGAIN! TRENDS IN SOURCING, PRODUCTION, AND RETAILING
SOURCING AT MAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 2:00pm

Digital supply chains are the future. More products are now being shipped before they are manufactured because of efficiencies, flexibility, and profit. With the re-shoring of manufacturing, there is a renewed interest in robotics, factory automation and advanced manufacturing systems. Learn how technologies such as virtual dressing, waterless dyeing, 3D printing, and robotic automation will support the movement towards sustainable supply chains. 

SPEAKER: 

  • Dr. Mike Fralix, President and CEO, [TC]2

SHIFTING TRADE WINDS: DUTY FREE OPTIONS UPDATE/ SPOTLIGHT ON QIZ for ISRAEL AND EGYPT

SHIFTING TRADE WINDS: DUTY FREE OPTIONS UPDATE/ SPOTLIGHT ON QIZ for ISRAEL AND EGYPT
SOURCING AT MAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 1:30pm

Sourcing executives are facing challenges such as rising wages, environmental accountability, security issues and fluctuating currencies. Creating new sourcing strategies must include use of major free trade initiatives currently in place with the U.S.  Strategies for future apparel sourcing experts will take advantage of the duty free exports by using the Egyptian QIZ's under the Israel FTA!

THE SALES AND PROMOTION GAME

THE SALES AND PROMOTION GAME
WWDMAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 11:00am

Sales shouldn’t hurt your bottom line, they should help it! In this can’t-miss new seminar, we’ll teach you how to create exciting sales while maintaining your margins, how to train your customers to wait for the sale, and more.

WOW CUSTOMER SERVICE

WOW CUSTOMER SERVICE
WWDMAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 1:00pm

What does it take to keep your customers? In this new workshop, we share the customer service strategies that keep shoppers coming back season after season.

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